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Ron Stevens Receives the 2002 SAE Arch T. Colwell Merit Award

Warrendale, PA, Jan. 20, 2004 - Ron Stevens, scientist with DuPont Dow Elastomers, has been awarded the 2002 SAE Arch T. Colwell Merit Award. In honor of his achievement, Stevens will be presented with a framed certificate during the Honors Convocation at the SAE 2004 World Congress in Detroit, Michigan in March. Stevens is being recognized for his paper, "A New Fluoroelastomer for Fuel System Seals."

This award, established in 1965, annually recognizes the authors of papers of outstanding technical or professional merit presented at a meeting of the Society or any of its sections during the calendar year. Papers are judged primarily for their value as new contributions to existing knowledge of mobility engineering. The award was funded by the late Arch T. Colwell, who served SAE in many capacities for nearly 50 years, including a term as president in 1941.

Stevens has been with DuPont Elastomers since 1979 where he currently works in the Viton® technical service and development group. He was a key member of the development team that created Viton® Improved Rheology Polymers as well as new specialty fluoroelastomers such as Viton® GFLT and Viton® Extreme ETP. He is a member of several professional organizations including SAE, Rubber Division-ACS, Northeast Ohio Rubber Group, and the Energy Rubber Group. Stevens is a graduate of Ohio University with a bachelor's degree in chemistry and has done postgraduate work in polymer science at the University of Akron.